We all know how fantastic working out is for your health. But what happens when your workouts aren't delivering the results you want? Or you're not getting the results you think you should be getting? While any kind of physical activity is go... Read more
I was not very athletic in school. All elbows and knees and very little ability, I was usually the last one picked for teams. It was clear to me at a young age that my future lay in books, not basketballs, so I accepted my lack of athletic skills and... Read more
It’s the time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions are getting more difficult to keep, and the winter weather isn’t making it any easier. You probably had a lot of enthusiasm for the first few weeks—you joined the gym, ex... Read more
I needed to get a social life. This revelation hit me late on a Friday night when I realized I had spent another evening knee-deep in laundry when I really wanted to be out having some fun. Busy with work and family, I hadn’t seen my girlfriend... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
so far: kind bar, amy's low sodium lentil veggie soup, i'm planning on taking my vitamins, eating a little apple sauce and some yogurt, drinking a LOT of water, making carrot juice, and eating a salad. I plan on skipping dessert.... Read more
Think i found a home with the new gym. It makes me uncomfortable but good for me. I realize this journey is going to be real uncomfortable. So im gonna roll with it, through my anxieties. Kind of excited about the kickboxing i started tonight... Read more
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. If you Google "gym near 47th and Spruce," all you really get is Fit Gym. Of course, there's the YMCA... "Iiiiiinnnnn WEST PHILADELPHIA, where I was born and raised...!"... Read more
Is anyone following the Sparkpeople Meal Plans.. and if so, how is that working for you? Any tips?
I've been wanting to try them out for a while now but the meals seem so random. I know you can switch them out for other things but I've never a... Read more
The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not... Read more
I work 12 hour night shifts on varying nights throughout the week. I added my own "meal times" on my nutrition page and track Midnight to Midnight every day of the week, even when I am off. This has finally been my key to losing weight! Please recomm... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Child obesity rates drop 43% in past decade USA TodayGood news: Far fewer kids ages two to five are obese today compared with eight years ago. Bad news: Experts warn the nu... Read more
By Katherine Ragland, aka VEGGIELADY4LIFE
If you struggle with an insane work or home routine, I can certainly relate. As a married fourth-year medical student with two very demanding dogs and a food and nutrition blog, I often struggle with fi... Read more
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